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by godivatrailrider
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It burns !!! It burns!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 260

It burns !!! It burns!!!

There's a yellow thing in the sky I don't recognise ..... we're doomed!!!
by godivatrailrider
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!
Replies: 103
Views: 3379

Re: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!

1st Jan 15st 10.5lb /220 lb / 100kg 10th Jan 15st 5lb /215lb / 97.72kg 17th Jan 15st 3.5lb / 213.5lb / 97kg 28th Feb 15st 6lb / 216lb / 98.2kg 6th March 15st 4.5lb / 214.5lb / 97.29kg 12 April 15st 3.5lb / 213.5lb / 96.84kg I was here in January ... glad to be back here again. With WRT looming large...
by godivatrailrider
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Lionel Shiver's - Big Brother.
No not yet more Orwellian stuff.
It's about having an obese brother, ( I have a morbidly obese son ) I hoped for hope and got none. He'll be obese until it kills him. I doubt he'll see 50.
Just gotta love him while he's here.
by godivatrailrider
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!
Replies: 103
Views: 3379

Re: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!

Just read Big Brother - Lionel Shriver about an obese big brother. Having an obese son I hoped for hope and got none. He'll be big his whole short life. Love him while he's here. "As the brother, Edison, explains in the novel, “I used to look pretty good. Then I didn’t. That’s the point. Once I...
by godivatrailrider
Wed Apr 03, 2024 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 21
Views: 523

Re: WRT GR's

I had a route going out to Aberystwyth ... then back through Hafren .... that's out the window Even in previous years I don't think I've ever plotted a route picking up more than one or two GRs. Whilst I'm generally a misanthrope and I'd be happy enough being alone on a trip, WRT is different, and ...
by godivatrailrider
Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT GR's
Replies: 21
Views: 523

Re: WRT GR's

So I'm assuming it's all primarily NE of BB towers this year ? Yes. E & NE Cheers. I've already plotted a route for myself, my son and a couple of mates and were heading due South through Hafren, only because the route is known to us, I'm confident my son could ride it, and it allows us some ca...
by godivatrailrider
Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1125
Views: 190057

Re: What are you listening to now?

Scattamah wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:56 am
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables....with such classics as Kill the Poor, Drug Me and Holiday in Cambodia.

Fresh Fruit is undoubtedly the DK's finest moment. I remember listening to it coming home from school in 1983
by godivatrailrider
Wed Mar 13, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

"The Sea is not made of water - Life Between the Tides" - Adam Nicolson. Very Robert Macfarlane, which I like.
by godivatrailrider
Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3962
Views: 496709

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

As we've kinda just touched on analogue, I'm hoping for a cheery Friday as this is coming tomorrow. Apologies in advance as it's now a certainty that the next 4 weeks will be very wet. https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjBV8IfVKgku1_x4Px0b-TxAmX62ahVS-HNon8MCTJ4Si4YSGZKDupiy...
by godivatrailrider
Fri Mar 08, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 670
Views: 135484

Re: Wildlife

I had the pleasure of following a Barn Owl along a hedge line in the dusk a couple of nights ago ... 100m or so then it banked right, across the road and over a field ... beautiful bird
by godivatrailrider
Wed Mar 06, 2024 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!
Replies: 103
Views: 3379

Re: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!

1st Jan 15st 10.5lb /220 lb / 100kg
10th Jan 15st 5lb /215lb / 97.72kg
17th Jan 15st 3.5lb / 213.5lb / 97kg
28th Feb 15st 6lb / 216lb / 98.2kg
6th March 15st 4.5lb / 214.5lb / 97.29kg

Heading in the right direction at least.
by godivatrailrider
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

"Coming Up For Air" - Orwell.
Loving it.
by godivatrailrider
Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2803

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

we need electricity for almost everything we do. except cycling.... unless ... oh. Yes it will be awful and yes some flowers and animals will become extinct but if the alternative is for my children and grand children to become extinct then I'm afraid the plants and animals will have to go. I'm sor...
by godivatrailrider
Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

The Pearl - Steinbeck.
Excellent short story in typical Steinbeck prose.
by godivatrailrider
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!
Replies: 103
Views: 3379

Re: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!

1st Jan 15st 10.5lb /220 lb / 100kg 10th Jan 15st 5lb /215lb / 97.72kg 17th Jan 15st 3.5lb / 213.5lb / 97kg 28th Feb 15st 6lb / 216lb / 98.2kg It's all going to rats! As vegetarians we're really struggling with meal plans at the moment... like we've got collective amnesia on what we usually eat... A...
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands

I'm 57 and am equally happy with imperial or metric, usually swapping between the two in a single measurement, cm/inches especially 6" is 15cm and and flop between the two randomly. But I just can't be doing with cycling in km. I appreciate they tick over quicker and the numbers are bigger for ...
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands

not overly challenging and seems to be quite a good use of the raft to allow you to follow a route you couldn't do without one. "This route has an overall difficulty of 8 out of 10. Physical Demand (8.5): With a max gradient of 22.9%, this route has 7,838 feet (2,389 metres) of climbing over 1...
by godivatrailrider
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

@Godivatrailrider (I can't sort out the quote thing) . I read 'Foster' on a ferry 18 months ago and watched the film 'The Quiet Girl' based on the book last year. Excellent writer, I also read 'Small Things Like These' on the same trip, that has just been filmed with Cillian Murphy in the lead. Not...
by godivatrailrider
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!
Replies: 103
Views: 3379

Re: Fat Fighters '24. The year for deflation!

It's all ups and downs no official weigh in with Pancakes and then my first attempt at meringues for Valentines Eton Mess ... they didn't stiffen up as much as I hoped (it's my age apparently) so were a bit chewy.
Tuesday I was 15st 5.5lbs not good , but not terrible.
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 15, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

Having finished the very disappointing 'Goth - a history" I'm now on the interesting "The Silent Hills of Shropshire" by Malcolm Saville, it's definitely making me want to go and explore the Long Mynd much more! I hardly ever ride there. I don't live near the Long Mynd but have been ...
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE
Replies: 88
Views: 5621

Re: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:09 am The rally school have now relocated to Scotland. Ceulan will remain Bear Bones Towers.
:-bd :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY:
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

Currently Wifedom ... about Orwell's invisible wife Eileen .. How was it? Assassinatory. Orwell was patently a complex man with significant issues, and I for one don't think he was without massive flaws in his character and behaviour towards women. But Funder does a cracking job of highlighting the...
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

Having finished the very disappointing 'Goth - a history" I'm now on the interesting "The Silent Hills of Shropshire" by Malcolm Saville, it's definitely making me want to go and explore the Long Mynd much more! I hardly ever ride there.
by godivatrailrider
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 404
Views: 43851

Re: What are you reading now?

On my Kindle I am reading Claire Keegan's 'Antartica' and on paper I have just started The Great Divide by Tim Voors. He walked the CDT a couple of years ago. Enjoying it so far. I just read Claire Keegan's "Foster" .... :shock: Oh it's perfect takes an hour or so to read the 88 pages but...
by godivatrailrider
Wed Feb 14, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lowest useable gear
Replies: 38
Views: 1039

Re: Lowest useable gear

30T arrived, fitted and tested.... I'm pleased. It works fine with the 11/51 cassette, not had to chance to test off road but did a stiff road climb ok, easy spinning for the most part. The other end so far is fine, had a couple of longish flat road spins and it was fine there too usually with 1 or ...